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Directed by Various

United States 2014 70 mins.

This program of short films celebrates how Northwest filmmakers are paying homage to home movies either through drawing inspiration from the medium or by re-purposing home movie found footage with artistic intent and success.

Junior by Gus Van Sant, an intimate afternoon at home with the filmmaker and his cat; Monument by Patti Sakurai, footage from the filmmaker’s family road trip to Mount Rushmore reflects on their lives and their place in the American landscape; A Moving Family Story by Noah Stanik, a true story, brought to life with extensive home movie footage, of a family that moves to Seattle in the 1970s in a last-ditch effort to save a marriage that was probably doomed to begin with; Memory Lapse by Scott Amos, who says, “I collect other people’s memories from garage sales, estate auctionsand garage heaps. My basement is full of them.  I wonder what they’d think if they knew what I did with their memories.”; The Burden by Andy Blubaugh, a deeply personal essay exploring the under appreciated family role of documentarian and the image as family artifact; Mixtape Ghosts in my Headphones by Brian Vandiver, a touching, unedited tape recording created as a family letter years ago accompanies excerpts of the filmmaker’s family’s home movies; Entering the Atmosphere by Brian Libby, the filmmakers’ home movies combine with astronomic images to compare the concepts of birth and arrival; 50 Years Later by Matt McCormick, the filmmaker retraces the steps of a family road trip that his father documented in a home movie; Found Footage by Clancy Dennehy, in film footage ‘found inside a Super 8 camera at a garage sale,” a woman and a baby take a road trip into the old growth.

Genres: Short

Appears in: Special Screenings